Gators remain No. 7 in hoops rankings

On Monday, the Florida basketball team moved up to No. 7 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll, which was one spot ahead of where the Gators were ranked last week.

Florida (5-0) was also the seventh-ranked team in the Associated Press Poll for the second straight week.

This past week, the Gators defeated Savannah State 58-40 and beat Central Florida 79-66. Both games were played in Gainesville.

Florida is also the top-ranked SEC team and is one spot ahead of Kentucky in both the Coaches poll and AP Poll.

Indiana remained the No. 1 team in the nation followed by Duke, Michigan, Ohio State, Syracuse to round out the top 5 in both polls.

The Gators have a big home game this week as Marquette (4-1) travels to Gainesville on Thursday night. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 9 p.m.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.